Flying High Could Mean 20 Years Jail

A San Francisco man figured out how to get marijuana through airport security – eat it.

Kinman Chan, 30, was so high on a double dose of legal pot brownies that his US Airways flight had to make an emergency landing to get him off when he started behaving oddly, according to the FBI.

Chan was travelling on Sunday from Philadelphia to Los Angeles when flight attendants noticed him waving, smiling and “making odd gestures,” FBI Special Agent Joel D. Compeggie said.

Shortly after takeoff Chan entered the bathroom and began to scream loudly.

When Chan exited the bathroom – shirt untucked – flight attendants discovered that all the compartments in the tiny lavatory were open.

He refused to take his seat and began talking to a “little girl” in the aisle.

That was enough excitement for the flight crew. Chan was put in a choke hold and handcuffs, and then he finally fessed up to the double dose of weed.

He said he had a medical marijuana card, legal in the state of California for treating a variety of ailments.

Chan was charged with interfering with the duties of a flight attendant and could face 20 years in prison.

– Article from The Australian.



  1. Daniel Johnson on

    The headline is misleading. This story has nothing to do with pot, other than the fact that the guy used it as an excuse. Lots of people fly stoned, this guy was on alcohol or crack.

  2. ArchbishopDamaskinosWasRight on

    He was probably poisoned.

    That happened to me on a US Airways flight.

    Always take your own food and drink on a plane. Take oranges since you cannot take bottles of fluid.

  3. Anonymous on

    So not a mention of a Marshal being on board and nothing to directly link the FBI to being on board so that means that flight crews are now carrying and permitted to handcuff idiots , where do our freedoms stand ? I guess that depends on how hard they land on the run way. bend your knees as your getting rolled by the crew

  4. Anthony on

    even if we all agree this guy is an asshole I sure hope nobody here thinks he deserves to lose twenty years of his life for making a non violent disturbance on a flight.

  5. migraine on

    What a dumb ass. He must not know the defination of moderation.
    Reminds me of the cop that stole weed from the evidence room, took it home and made brownies and ended uo calling 911 because he thought he was dying.

  6. Jablue on

    agreed- a moron, who unfortunately will be associated with all responsible smokers.
    It’s amazing how many people (even a card carrying toker) still don’t understand you can’t OD on grass.

  7. Dirty Harry on

    I wonder if he got drunk on airline served booze, if he would be in so much trouble. More drunks effect flight operations than this.

  8. Anonymous on

    wow. what a moron.